Urns and Planters
Chilstone garden ornaments suit gardens large and small with a mix of classical and contemporary designs. Our pieces are entirely handmade with a finish identical to carved stone. This is in great contrast to the mass market ornaments seen in so many garden centres and nurseries.
Urns are among the oldest of garden ornaments dating from Greek and Roman times, and for this reason many have classical designs and have been copied from an original stone urn. They have many uses, drawing the eye to a focal point, placed in a small alcove or niche, marking the entrance to a lawn or steps, as a self-contained fountain or beautifully planted for different seasons.
Here are a few fountains Simonstown Architectural has supplied in Ireland.
George IV Tazza
A classical urn that is very popular for its size and good planting space. It has many uses and can sit on varying size of pedestal dependant on its use.
Longleat Urn and Pedestal
Designed in the 18th Century by the great garden and landscape designer, William Kent, this urn was copied directly from his urns at Longleat House, where 4 of the original 6 urns can still be seen. Of impressive size it is ideal for avenues, vistas and focal points.
A very decorative urn with swags of hops and masks and the bowl supported on a spiral neck. Very good planting depth to hold the moisture in summer months and is easy to place with or without a pedestal.
Octagonal Gothic Jardiniere
A large very decorative jardinière with very good planting depth making it great for filling with spring bulbs and then summer plants. Also available as a fountain.
Inspired by the classical George IV Tazza this is wider and has good planting space. Best seen on a pedestal and can also be used as a fountain.
This urn has been copied from the original designed by the great garden and landscape designer, William Kent, for the writer, Alexander Pope’s garden at Twickenham. A large and impressive urn ideal for avenues, vistas and focal points.
A very decorative small urn with swags of drapery, bunches of fruit and flowers and a removable lid. Best seen on a circular pedestal.